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There is always something happening at SORCO. Here’s some of our latest coverage:

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2021 Annual General Meeting announcement

June 15, 2021

SORCO will be holding its 2021 AGM Sunday, July 18th 2021 from 11am - noon.

Interested members of the public are invited.


Location is onsite at: 

8965 Hwy 97, Oliver

Please note: Covid-19 protocols as per current BC Public Health guidelines will be in effect. Masks for all attendees are mandatory.

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2021 Open House cancelled

March 6, 2021

For the second year in a row, the SORCO raptor rehabilitation centre in Oliver has had to cancel its annual open house.


This is the only time it is open to the public and a major fundraiser they rely on to fund their rescue work for birds of prey.

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Two tiny owls rescued

Jan 12, 2021

Meet Bert and Ernie, a pair of tiny owls who are SORCO raptor rehabilitation centre in Oliver's first patients of the new year. 

The pair are saw whet owls, the second smallest species of owl that lives in the South Okanagan, behind pygmy owls. 

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Rescue 30 feet up pole

Aug 11, 2020

A daring rescue of an osprey entangled in twine took place in Oliver Monday, thanks to a trained professional for climbing the pole to the bird's nest.

The rescue was facilitated by SORCO Raptor Rehab Centre

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Three week old owl rescued

July 18, 2020

A rare Flammulated owl only 3 weeks old was rescued by volunteer couriers and dropped to the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (SORCO) recently.

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First baby owl of season rescued 

March 21, 2020

SORCO rescues the first injured baby owl of the season came in on March 21, estimated at one month old. 

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Cancelled SORCO open house major blow to birds of prey

Mar 19, 2020

Due to Covid-19, the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (SORCO) has cancelled its popular annual open house, a major event that they usually rely on for a significant amount of their funding. 

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Wine tastings help raptors

Nov 7, 2019

Stag's Hollow, an Okanagan Falls winery collected thousands of dollars in donations over their summer tasting season to be given to the SORCO raptor rehab centre for birds of prey, located down the highway in Oliver.

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SORCO trying for normal

Aug 19, 2019

Dale Belvedere still gets emotional when she recalls the days that a wildfire threatened SORCO, the rehabilitation centre for birds of prey.